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One woman dies, another hurt after small plane crashes in Mission, B.C.

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A woman in her sixties has died after a plane crash near Stave Lake. Mission RCMP received a report that a Cessna 170 went down on an abandoned airstrip just before 6 p.m. Monday. – Jul 28, 2020

A woman has died after a small plane crashed on a rural airstrip on the north end of Stave Lake in Mission, B.C., while another woman was injured.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre said an emergency call came in at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday that a Cessna 170 with two people aboard had gone down at the Stave Lake airstrip.

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“When our officers arrived at the crash scene, they found a 21-year-old woman had been injured and a 66-year-old woman, who had died,” Sgt. Chris Robinson of Mission RCMP said in a release.

“The injured woman was transported to a larger area hospital for treatment of undetermined injuries,”

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The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Transportation Safety Board, with assistance from local police.

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No word at this point on what caused the plane to go down.

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